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urge someone along

to encourage someone to continue or go faster. We urged them along with much encouragement. They won't do well, but we urged them along anyway.
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urge someone forward

to encourage someone to move forward. The generals urged the troops forward. Sally urged Timmy forward into the classroom.
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urge someone to do something

to try to get someone to do something. I urge you to give skiing a try. Ken urged Lily to finish her dinner.
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urge something (up)on someone

to try to get someone to take something. (Upon is formal and less commonly used than on.) Arnold urged the new policy on the employees. He urged restraint upon them.
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urge on

To move or impel someone or something to action, effort, or speed: The orator urged on the excited crowd to applaud even more loudly. The travelers were tired of walking, but the thought of a hot meal and warm bed urged them on.
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the urge to purge

n. the need to throw up. Pete felt the urge to purge and ran for the john.
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Americans United exposed the plan in the news media and sent a complaint to the IRS in July urging an investigation.
Seven Los Angeles City Council members, two mayoral candidates and state lawmakers made impassioned speeches to a crowd of about 1,000 members of striking transit unions, urging them to stay the course.
Just two weeks after Robertson's meeting on Capitol Hill, the six Senate allies of Robertson--including three of the five members of the senate GOP leadership--wrote their letter to Reno urging an investigation of Americans United.
Last year, proposed Air Force restrictions on military prayer for chaplains - restrictive guidelines that could be implemented throughout the Department of Defense - triggered a Congressional push urging President Bush to get involved to protect the constitutional rights of chaplains.
Recommend other improvements in the administration of the Income Tax Act, including repealing the withholding tax imposed on cross-border services, urging the Department of Finance to include binding arbitration provisions in Canada's tax treaties, and urging the Department of Finance and CCRA to streamline the reporting obligations of Canadian taxpayers in respect of their foreign affiliates.
As we go to press, the League, in coalition with the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and a host of other organizations, and groups representing state and local election officials, state and local governments and their representatives (the National Governors Association, the National Association of Secretaries of State, National Association of State Election Directors, National League of Cities, among others) are all urging President Bush and the 108th Congress to fully fund the implementation of HAVA by appropriating the necessary funds for fiscal years 2003 and 2004 in their first appropriations action.
Ferry later withdrew his motion at the urging of Mayor Pro Tem Laurene Weste, and voted for the ordinance.
WASHINGTON -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), specializing in constitutional law, said today its national petition campaign urging President Bush to protect the constitutional rights of military chaplains has now topped more than 200,000 names.
On June 20, TEI submitted comments to Canadian Minister of Finance John Manley, urging the Canadian government to introduce a formal system to permit the sharing and utilization of tax losses and other tax attributes among groups of related corporations.
In May, the League wrote a letter to the Senate urging it not to support the Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority Act (TPA).
The City Council, at the urging of Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas, environmentalists and others, adopted a proposal to review all products the city uses that contain mercury, seek alternatives and urge the public to end the use of products with mercury - especially thermometers.
WASHINGTON -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), specializing in constitutional law, said today more than 160-thousand people from across the nation have signed on to a national petition urging President Bush to enact an Executive Order protecting the constitutional rights of military chaplains to pray according to their faith.
On June 20, 2003, TEI President Drew Glennie submitted a letter to Canadian Minister of Finance John Manley urging the Department of Finance to review its 1985 proposal to establish a corporate loss transfer system, re-propose it for consultation with taxpayers in 2003, and implement such a system legislatively during 2004.
A committee of business leaders is urging the city to limit a proposed bond issue for police and fire stations to $500 million, with strict control over planning and construction of the facilities.